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With only five days of official negotiation before the beginning of the November climate summit in Paris, the ITUC deplores the absence of reference to the need to secure a Just Transition, with decent work opportunities for workers, in the operational part of the climate deal.


by Tanja Milevska.


The ITUC has backed a UN call for Europe to accept, initially, up to 200,000 migrants and for European countries to work together to handle the massive inflow of people from the Middle East and Mediterranean.


The ITUC has welcomed the Nepal government’s support for a trade union Roadmap for reconstruction and development, in the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake which cost nearly 9,000 lives and left some 22,000 people injured.


Labour 20 and Business 20 signed an ambitious agreement calling on governments to unleash the full potential of the G20 as an engine for growth.




“It is encouraging that several European countries are showing their preparedness to accept substantial numbers of people fleeing persecution and war. Others need to follow their example, and ensure that the new arrivals are able to integrate fully in their new countries, including with the right to decent jobs.”

- Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary -


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7 october 2015 - Worldwide

World Day for Decent Work

29 September/2 October 2015 - Paris, France

13th ETUC Congress

9-12 October 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brasil

15th Meeting of the ITUC General Council

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